Under an old display of neon lights two gilded exteriors meet. Their gold needs to melt and the lead core bared. Wilde's prince's lead core didn't melt, so won't their austere cores. Their gold melted in the neon haze, but didn't have the heart to see their leaden heart in the bright of the day.
Started with those neon lights that you find in the movies and it just went from there. I'm referring to the Happy Prince and his leaden heart from Oscar Wilde's works. (I'm 14, I've never been to a place where there'd be a neon haze.)
you shoud give in to temptation, at least that is what wilde tells us. but if you do, if you allow your soul's deepest wish to come true, dont you just give room for more? more to wish for more to hope for? is that really any better than keeping a temptation?
Oscar Wilde once said something about death that i can no longer remember, but I know it was beautiful. it had something to do with how there’s no more today or tomorrow. how time becomes irrelevant there is no more past there is no more future it’s just you the wildflowers and the soft spring breeze
What happened to the dandies Those gentlemen of the grandest Culture Destroyers of dreaded boundaries Mockers of meaningless morality Inquisitors of a profound lack of imagination Guardians of good taste Messengers of modernity
What happened to those 19th century hipsters Who so gracefully dissected Society And whose wit and wisdom Shook the foundations Of mainstream hypocrisy Of inept intellectualism And lamentable lies
We are in dire need of retrieving The lost art of being a dandy To shake the foundations once more And to revoke the righteous rage Of the cultural creed To set society aflame With wit and wisdom